Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

NOTE: EMT 90-A and 90 will resume in the Summer and Fall semesters of 2016, respectively.

EMT 90 has become 2 courses, EMT 90A and EMT 90.  You must take and pass EMT 90-A to enter EMT 90 in the semester immediately following EMT 90-A.  The same course sequence will be held in the Winter - Spring sessions.     

Questions?  Please contact the Technology & Health Division Office at Ext. 4750.

Both EMT 90A/90 and EMT 95 meet LA County and National guidelines and issue a Course Completion Certificate for students to take the National Registry of EMT's exam. Included in our courses is the 2011 L.A. County Scope of Practice.

EMT 90A/90 –  This program is open to all students who meet the requirements listed below.  Upon completion of EMT 90, students are awarded a Course Completion Certificate that qualifies them to take the National Registry Exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.  


  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Free from criminal convictions (See FAQ section and web links to the CA EMS Authority)
  • Have a medical clearance to operate in the field and hospital medical environment without restriction.  (See FAQ #3 for details regarding physicals and background checks). 
  • Completed Mt. San Antonio College Application

We offer our EMT classes each year, in the fall and spring semesters. Please see the Schedule of Classes (available for viewing on the mtsac.edu Home page) for these semesters for exact start dates. The classes are: Mon and Wed from 1200 - 5:00. EMT 95 is offered Tu and Th evenings from 5:00 - 10-00. There are also "arranged hours" for hospital shifts and ambulance ride-outs throughout the semester.

Refresher Course: Due to California budget constraints, our EMT 91 (Refresher Course) is not currently offered. Please consult the L.A. EMS Agency website for further details and programs that offer refresher courses, Skills Competency Verifications and CE Units. http://ems.dhs.lacounty.gov